Created on Thursday, 27 September 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
A positive review of its superintendent’s performance was provided by the Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education at a regular meeting Wednesday.
Superintendent Jeff Price was provided a positive evaluation based in part on his future goals for the district and his plan to meet those goals.
“Jeff continues to demonstrate that our decision to select him as our district leader was the right solution. He always represents us well and makes decisions about the district with a very high regard to trust, dignity and loyalty,” according to a statement made by the board. “He has the respect of our students, staff, community, and especially the board of education.”
Facilities and grounds director Robert Walker reported that he has started to notice an area of wall shifting on the main building. He assured the board the building is structurally sound and that any work to the building would be preventative. Over a long period of time, the shifting would cause a problem, Mr. Walker said.
Hi-Point will begin utilizing natural gas this winter, the board reports. Lines installed during the summer allows the district to purchase natural gas at a fixed price. Previously, the school used propane and paid for it on a bi-weekly basis when the cost of the fuel was at its highest.
Adult and continuing education supervisor Amy Main reported tuition costs for the renewable energy program offered at the Urbana campus has been lowered from $17,000 to $8,000 because of lack of enrollment.
There is no school for Hi-Point students on Friday as the staff takes part in career and technical education workshop and conference.
In other action, board members approved:
• the attendance of Shelby Brammell, Dustin Knapke, Ashley Thompson and Dawn Wallace at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis; Sharon Maurice and Mr. Price at the ACTE National Convention in Atlanta; and John Case at the International Society for Technology in Education Leadership Conference in Indianapolis; and
• employment of Sandra Tassell as an academic substitute teacher and Ruth Manns as a cosmetology substitute teacher effective Sept. 27.
The next regular Hi-Point school board meeting is Oct. 24.